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Old 06-16-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
g4yjsbarrie
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Geforce 6600 graphics card will only allow me to install PCLinux os...not Mint or Ubu


My graphics card geforce 6600 dvi/vga....will only respond to PC LInux o/s......with any other distro it gives vertical coloured lines on vga and blue screen on dvi.............I HAVE BEEN RUNNING ALL DISTROS FOR WEEKS it has just stopped functioning...the install will not get as far as entering the hard drive screen....PLEASE HELP I am desperate to get back to Ubuntu or Mint...although I am getting to love PcLinux o/s.......cheers to all Barrie.
P.S If I change cards to geforce 7300 vga only, I have the same problem.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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have you tryed to boot into txt mode and editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf?

sometimes you need to specify usable dispaly modes...



Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
 
Old 06-16-2008, 01:25 PM   #3
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1) You can in fact reuse the whole PCLOS xorg.config file in Debian based OS's.
(I did so for Ubuntu 7.10) #Uncomment (line 29?) Load "type1"
and edit mouse (line 54?) to : Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" as an example.
(When Dexconf makes no X for my Compaq's FP730A and TFT5005)
2) I checked my "computer 2" with geforce 6600 dvi/vga. (PCLOS2007 + 2008 and more)
The driver is version 100.14.11 (a habit from Slackware, downloaded / compiled),
perhaps the version is important ?
Ubuntu and alike might use a different one.
3) The real issue might be the monitor, VendorName "Generic" (for flat panel)
is often better than being specific.
4) Never had any problems with "6600" =>CRT: 13"..19" and odd flat panels 14"..21"
and all kinds of distro's.

Good luck !

Last edited by knudfl; 06-16-2008 at 01:27 PM.
 
  


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